16' FIRST GRADE HUANG JIN GUI
A partly fermented tea, this is one of the four special tea offerings of the Anxi region. The long, twisted strips of leaf give a bright yellow infusion with an elegant floral aroma.
Oolong Tea is generally regarded as a semi-fermented tea and is principally manufactured in the Fujian Province, China. It is processed by the most exquisite technique and thus, it’s most refined. This one-of-a-kind tea combines the qualities of both green and black tea. The stout and crinkly tea leaves give an extremely smooth and flavourful infusion with a hint of natural floral, fruity aroma and a rich, mellow aftertaste. It is an ideal drink after meals and is effective in lower body fat, regulating the stomach and keep health gradually.
The Legend of Oolong Tea
In the early Qing Dynasty, there was a retired general called “Long” living in the mountain area in An-Xi, Fujian Province. Since he had been hunting in the mountain under the burning sun and in bad weathers for years, his body was strong and his skin was tanned. Because of the features, the villagers amiably called him “Oo-long,” meaning “black dragon”. When Oolong went hunting in the mountain, he always fastened a basket around his waist, which was to keep the wild tea leaves he collected on his way. When he was chasing after the animals, the tea leaves in the basket would rub among each other and fray their edges. He would then roast the tea leaves when he returned home. The product was a kind of tea with a very special aroma which was different from those of other teas. The villagers who were attracted by it often visited Oolong to enjoy this unique tea. One day, Oolong captured a rabbit. Arriving at home, he was so hasty to enjoy the rabbit and so tired, that he forgot to process the tea leaves. When he woke up the next morning, he found that they had already wilted. However, the wilted tea leaves produced an unusual fragrance, and were even more aromatic after having been processed. The tea tasted very mellow, without the previous bitterness. The excited Oolong immediately invited the villagers to taste the tea. Everyone marveled at it, and some of them asked Oolong for the process so that they could follow. After further experiments, finally the villagers found a whole set of techniques of producing the tea, which were then imparted to all other villagers. To commemorate Oolong’s contribution, the villagers gave their product the name of “Oolong Tea,” which had been adopted for generations till the present.
Product Origin: China Fujian
Ingredient: Tea Leaves
Grade: First Grade
Tea Type: Oolong Tea
Tea Intensity: Light Yellow
Fragrance: Fresh Flower
Taste: Sweet & Mellow
Brewing The Perfect Cup
Tea Ware Selected: Purple Clay or Porcelain Brewing Vessels
Amount of Tea: Add tea leaves to brewing vessel until 1/3 filled
Water Temperature: 85°C
Warming Up Brew: Once or None
Brewing Time: 1st brew about 50 seconds, 2nd brew about 20 seconds, 3rd brew about 30 seconds
Storage: Keep away from sunlight, heat, moisture and odour